Big Island Sports Hall of Fame to induct 7
BIG ISLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME SELECTS 7 FOR CLASS OF 2011
The Big Island Sports Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the 13th class into the Wall of Fame.
Sam Alameda, Sr. – basketball and Manager of the Waiakea Boxing Club
Dennis Asuncion (deceased) – Boxing, Coach and Official
Olizario Galo Fernandez – Basketball, Baseball and Coach
Robert Fitzgerald – Football and Baseball
Charles Ikeda – Basketball, Coach and Recreational Leader for Youth Organizations
John Clifford Kekua, Jr. (deceased) Canoe Paddling and Coach
Stephen L. Perry – Athletic Director, Coach, State Athletic Golf Coordinator
The BIGHF selection committee chair, Derek Shigematsu, announced the selections on Tuesday.
“We had many fine nominees who had years of community involvement in their respective sports,” Shigematsu said. “It was a difficult decision.”
The BISHF will have a ceremony at the Wall of Fame at the Prince Kuhio Mall on August 21 at 10 am.
“We will introduce the seven and display their photos to the wall,” Shigematsu said. “We are hoping past inductees and the general public will come out to support the newly inducted honorees.”
Following the Wall dedication the ceremony will move to a luncheon at the Nani Mau Gardens at noon were a formal ceremony will take place.
For those interested in attending the luncheon the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Seating is limited.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Ellsworth Fontes at 935-5519.
The late Jack Matsui was the founder of the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.
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